I am a BACP Registered Counsellor with many years of professional experience providing counselling to individuals, couples, families, young people and children and specialise in working within the Adoption field. Accordingly I have current (2021) Enhanced DBS Clearances with Barnardos, Adoption London South and Diagrama Children's Charity.
I am experienced in helping people with a wide range of problems such as relationship issues including affairs and family issues, anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder, self harm and suicidal thoughts, loss, depression, trust difficulties and addictions to name but a few. I am also an Approved Adoption Counsellor offering Adoption Counselling for individuals, children and families and to those also within the care system currently or historically, working together using Attachment Focused Therapy. I also offer counselling support to Birth Parents and Grandparents where children have been placed for adoption.
More details about me and my work are available on my website.
I work in Private Practice with people from all walks of life providing a safe, confidential setting where you can make sense of your current experiences and be really listened to and understood. Working together can help you seek different perspectives for choosing a new path through your life. Exploring your current thinking, feelings and patterns of behaviour can be really helpful in experiencing yourself differently and helping you elicit the change you want for yourself.
I offer online counselling through using Zoom platform.
Alongside my private practice in Haywards Heath and Crowborough, I had worked for six years as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and as a Primary School Counsellor working with children who demonstrated emotional and behavioural difficulties. / I also worked for a cancer charity providing counselling support to life limited cancer patients, their carers and family members.
I have a special interest and knowledge about Adoption and the care system and currently work for a Local Authority and Independent Adoption Agency in another capacity.
It is important that you find a Counsellor that is right for you, so before deciding, I offer a FREE initial meeting to see if we can both work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Barnardos Adoption Counselling and Attachment Focused Therapy ( 72 hours training)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough.
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills and Advanced Counselling Skills
Certificate in Couples Counselling (30 hours)
TA101 - Transactional Anaysis - Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough.
I am a Professional Rgistered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance to the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.
In addition I am a Registered Member with the BACP on their Certificate of Practice “Accredited Voluntary Register”
In accordance to BACP requirements, I regularly undertake Continual Professional Development courses to further inform my practice and abide by their Ethical Framework.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an approved adoption counsellor, having been trained by Barnardos for which I undertake work. I also work privately with adopters and adoptees who want to self fund their therapy rather than applying to the Adoption Support Fund. I offer specialised support to families, children, individuals including adopters, adoptees, birth mothers, birth fathers, grandparents and extended familiy members as well as people within the care system whether currently or historically.
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer you an informal meeting, which is free of charge, so we can meet freely without any obligation on your part before deciding whether we would like to work together.
Fees on request.
I offer daily and evening appointments to fit in with your schedule. Let's speak in confidence to discuss what you need from counselling and how I can help.